Necronomicon and other Famous Grimoires?

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I’ve heard different stories of the necronomicon and I’ve seen copies of it though I have no interest in attempting the spells because they are alledgedly evil. Still I would like to here others testimonials on the book/it’s spells.
Does anyone know of any other famous grimoires/books of shadows.

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The Necronomicon is a marketing gimmick. Don’t be fooled. It was released to take advantage of the increasing popularity of the stories of H.P.Lovecraft, who used a book called the Necronomicon in his stories. A better grimoire for you would be the Key of Solomon or the Picatrix – unfortunately the last known copies of those were destroyed during the Inquisition. Too many of the so-called books of spells available in every Wiccan/Pagan/New Age bookstore are just tripe as well. Like anything the seeking counts more than the finding, and the more time you take to find the real gems will teach you more lessons than any quickie magic book.


The mad Arab’s tome is not specifically a grimoire, it is a set of keys. If you had actually seen one of the still exisiting true copies, bound in human skin, you would not speak of it lightly. Indeede thee would not spake of it at alle, knoweyng its secretes—for alle that is said ys notte written therein but ys inherente inne ande of ytselfe, and once perusedde, doth change the reader of ytte–yea, the flute will sounde in the whrlinge darkenesse and therre will come sych thinges thatte arre note of thys tyme nor spayce…

Dorian V.

The Necronomicon is the invention of American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, and it appeared throughout his fiction beginning with the short story, “The Hound.” Throughout his earlier work he would simply quote invented passages, though it later became somewhat central to what he called his “Arkham Cycle” and later writers called the “Cthulhu Mythos.” Numerous horror writers have written stories and novels based on the “Mythos” (essentially fan fiction) and the actual volume called “The Necronomicon” that you’ll sometimes see in bookstores is just that.


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